Hey! I’m Alex!
Nice to meet you!
And welcome to Alex Rockin Japanese!
My real name is Stephanie Alexandra Dietlind Flassig, but please call me Alex. I’m a German native living in Tokyo, Japan, since 2015. Currently, I work as a teacher for a renowned English school in Shibuya and I’m busy becoming a successful internet entrepreneur and website owner.
My Personal Story
Like probably most of you, I’ve been a Japan lover and enthusiast for a very long time. Since my childhood, I was obsessed with everything related to Japan. I used to watch anime after coming home from school and I’ve been into playing video games like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts.
Day after day I saw mesmerizing images of Japan and immersed myself in Japanese (rock) music listening to this utterly beautiful language. And so every day my desire to learn Japanese and visit Japan grew more and more.
I dreamed of seeing Japan’s beautiful shrines and temples with my own eyes. I dreamed of ordering all these mouthwatering dishes and sweets in perfect Japanese. During my whole teenage years, I wanted nothing more than to travel to Japan, see Kyoto’s famous shrines, and go to a concert in Tokyo.
Now after many years of visiting Japan, I’ve backpacked through Japan for 7 months, visited all of its 47 prefectures, and I’ve been living in Tokyo since 2015.
Since I was living in a small town in Germany I didn’t have the opportunity to take Japanese classes. All I could do was study Japanese by myself. Even though I could speak very basic Japanese before my move to Tokyo, I developed most of my Japanese skills while living in Japan.
I want to be honest with you I’m far from being a Japanese expert. I can read a lot of lyrics from Japanese musicians and understand what they sing about. I can watch anime without subtitles and understand what they are talking about. I can have conversations with my friends in Japanese only, but I’m still not a fluent speaker.
However, I have decided to start this Japanese language learning blog because I want to help you. Even though my Japanese is not perfect I’m sure that I can support your Japanese self-study journey and help you improve your Japanese skills, while still improving mine.
Most of us don’t have the chance to go to a language school or the money for a private Japanese teacher and most of us are not living in Japan. So I just want to write detailed blog posts about Japanese words, phrases, and grammar and keep the content free, so that you and everyone else can study Japanese by yourself at home.
Let’s try our best!
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Alex Rockin Japanese
My Japanese language learning blog which I created for everyone who wants to learn Japanese for free. I started the page in August 2020 and I’m still busy adding all kinds of content to it like useful words, and phrases, resources for passing the JLPT exam, grammar guides, and more.
Alex Rockin Japan
My Japan travel blog, which I created for everyone who wants to travel to Japan or dreams about living in Japan. Currently, my website mostly covers onsen, onsen towns, hot spring resorts, and everything related to that. But I will add a lot more content and travel guides in the near future.